It is good practice to keep your garage door maintained and in good working order. This helps prevent any unforeseen problems, and keeps your doors in good condition year round.
Below are some maintenance tips to keeping your garage doors properly maintained.
Lubrication is Important!
A really easy thing you can do every month, or schedule a service with a garage door company, is lubricating your garage doors. Lubrication helps keep your doors working perfectly year round.
Regular lubrication at minimum should happen 3-4 times a year. Make sure to use a lubricant that isn’t greasy or sticky. If it’s sticky, it can collect dirt, dust, hair, etc that will then turn into black paste around your working parts. This is gross, hard to clean and isn’t great for your doors.
We use silicone based lubricants and these work great! You can pick up a bottle at your local hardware store. Make sure to get the hinges, tracks, springs, rollers, and locks.
Spring Garage Maintenance
Rust is also an enemy of your garage door, and is important to check for during a routine maintenance check. Rust can collect around your springs, and break them.
No matter what kind of spring system you have, extension, torsion, etc. maintaining your springs system is important for your overall garage door health.
Every spring, and more frequently if possible, is a great time to clean your garage door as well. Wipe down the tracks, get rid of cobwebs, hose down the door itself. All of these small things will keep your garage door in good shape!
Garage door maintenance done properly can ensure you stay on top of any potential problems. The last thing you want to do is have to make an emergency call to a garage door repair company because your garage doors failed you. If this does happen, call Perfect Solutions! 281-557-6351.